Author Archives: The Hook

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.

100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself: #28.

Yesterday will only drag you down, like psychological quicksand. Tomorrow is for pussies who are too afraid to exist in the moment so they wish upon a star for a better future. #28: Today. But today is a blank canvas … Continue reading

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100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself: #29.

I burn through a lot of precious time I’ll never get back bitching about my lot in life but every once in awhile the Universe reminds me of just how blessed I am to be The Hook, for only The … Continue reading

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And Now, A Brief Message From The “Author”.

I… I got nothin’. I’d like to write the next installment of “100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself” or tell you all how this summer has been unfolding in Niagara but I’m blocked mentally and thanks to my IBS, physically … Continue reading

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A Day In The Life. (Or At Least A Piece Of One.)

On a typically atypical Wednesday morning I made my way to the hotel’s mid-tower and knocked on one of the press-board doors that separate the inmates from those of us that try to run this particular asylum, not having any … Continue reading

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Summer “Fun” With The Hook.

It’s been awhile since I shared any of my encounters in the trenches of hotel hell heaven, so I’m going to open with a speech I usually save for slightly different situations but which applies here: “This may not go … Continue reading

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What’s The Hook Up To Anyway?

By now I’m sure at least eight of you are wondering, “What the hell’s going on with your ‘100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself” series, Hook? Right? Right? Well anyway, I started this (hopefully) life-affirming series to be slightly selfish … Continue reading

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100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself: #31.

Dearly beloved members of the First (and Only) Church of Hook,  we gathered here today to acknowledge and pay tribute to all forms of organized, and even unorganized, worship and its place in our lives. I shall now pause for … Continue reading

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